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An RPO partner for AstraZeneca’s permanent and fixed-term hiring across ANZ


AstraZeneca sought to transition from an expensive, decentralised agency delivery model to an optimised recruitment outsourcing model in Australia and New Zealand. After a competitive bid process, they selected Hudson RPO for its scalability, strong cultural alignment, and track record in pharmaceutical recruitment.


  • 32 days average time-to-fill
  • 13 days average time to source
  • 24% of hires proactively sourced
  • 95% direct fill rate
  • 98% hiring manager satisfaction
  • 100% candidate satisfaction

Journey to success

In 2019, the joint Hudson RPO and AstraZeneca Australia team were named Innovative HR Team winner by HRD magazine.

Notable hires for AstraZeneca include

  • Three Associate Medical Directors
  • Two experienced Oncology Medical Managers
  • Multiple Medical Science Liaisons
  • Plus a National Sales Manager and new sales team for the launch of Fasenra, an add-on maintenance treatment for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma



Services Provided

Enterprise RPO
Recruitment Technology
Employer Branding


32 Days

Average time-to-fill



Hiring manager satisfaction



Candidate satisfaction

Hudson RPO’s recruitment outsourcing solution for AstraZeneca includes hiring for all permanent and fixed term hiring for all roles across Commercial and Operations – including; Sales, Marketing, Medical, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Medical and Corporate in all AstraZeneca’s divisions.

To set the team up for success, Hudson RPO implemented a change management program to get hiring managers engaged in the process.

The solution has been augmented by other strategic services including:

  • Employer Branding / EVP Consultation
  • Technology innovation – Spark Hire, Hiring Solved, LinkedIn Recruiter best practices
  • LinkedIn social presence management
  • Hiring manager training
  • Market / Sourcing Map Delivery
  • Executive / Confidential Search
  • Candidate pool management
  • Hudson RPO research and thought leadership
  • Customised reporting
  • Hudson RPO InGenium ATS
  • Workday Implementation
  • Co interviewing
  • Satisfaction surveys

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business that generated more than US$22 billion in 2017. AstraZeneca employees nearly 60,000 people worldwide.

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